Skip to main content

Full text of "Stout Alumnus, Spring 1967"

See other formats





SPRING, 1967 

Goals Mirror Traditions and Changes 

Look Into Future 
Shows Continued 
Technical Emphasis 

Editor's Note — In order to 
provide the best possible educa- 
tion for society as well as for the 
individual student, Stout is con- 
stantly re-examining its curricu- 
lum with a view to constructive 
revision. It is impossible to de- 
tail all changes individually in 
the Alumnus. We are, therefore, 
reprinting- here a summary of 
goals prepared recently by the 
president and instructional staff 
and submitted to the Wisconsin 
Coordinating Committee for 
Higher Education. 

Stout State University will con- 
tinue to be a unique and specialized 
institution. The faculty believes that 
Stout can make its strongest con- 
tribution to higher education in 
Wisconsin by following this path 
rather than in trying to be all tilings 
to all people. 

To accomplish this purpose, im- 
mediate and long-range goals have 
been predicated on a careful study 
of what is necessary to build on 
strengths and to strengthen weak- 
nesses. Some interesting and intrig- 
uing technological developments 
have occurred during the last de- 
cade which portend a careful scru- 
tiny of the needs of the future. 

Changes Foreseen 

Significant changes have taken 
place in the subject-matter areas of 
vocational - technical education, 
home economics and industrial arts 
education. No longer can they be 
construed as narrow areas of spec- 
ialty consisting of some manipula- 
tive skills, a bit of related know- 
ledge, and little else, 

Therefore, the narrowness of a 
generation ago must be replaced by 
the multi-discipline approach need- 
ed to prepare technologists, techni- 
cal teachers and citizens for the 
1970's and later. This is the basis 
upon which the faculty has studied 
the needs of the future with Stout's 
uniqueness in mind. The faculty 

fc^.'^s RSK'**^*^ 



vf •:" -^F-tY : X -;*£, .Ha 


■-:>, s > w 

This scene is being repeated all over the country this June. At Stout, commence- 
ment exercises for more than 400 seniors were held in the health and physical education 
building June 3. The speaker was Kenneth W. Haagensen, executive vice-president of 
the Wisconsin State Chamber of Commerce, 

wishes to ensure that Stout does 
not become a 1960 type of higher 
educational trade school trying to 
turn out competent graduates for 
the 1970's and beyond. 

Stout has a unique opportunity 
to foster a joining of practical and 
liberal studies. The intellectual as- 
pects of the practical subjects will 
be emphasized and the practical 
implications of the. liberal subjects 
can be used as points of departure 
to arouse interest and promote self- 
awareness. No subject has a corner 
on the development of rational 
powers and all, properly conceived 
and taught, will contribute to this 

List Major Goals 

The following points embody 
major objectives : 

1. In undergraduate teacher ed- 
ucation the intention is to concen- 
trate on the improvement of tradi- 
tional specialties. Any new offerings 
or majors will be additions, refine- 
ments or extensions in keeping with 
emerging needs. 

One of the main efforts will be 
to increase the supply of vocational- 
technical teachers, as well as teach- 
ers in our other specialties. This is 
already underway. Eight alterna- 
tives are being explored to increase 
the supply of vocational-technical 
teachers in the immediate future. 
They are: (a) expand present co- 
operative work program in indus- 
try; (b) expand intern teacher ed- 
ucation program; (c) develop a 
master's degree program for those 
coming from business or industry 
with work experience and a bache- 
lor's degree; (d) establish a two- 
year cooperative - intern program 
which would provide both work ex- 
perience and a master's degree; (e) 
develop special programs for care- 
fully selected technical institute 

Page 2 

The Stout Alumnus 

graduates who hold an associate de- 
gree from an accredited school; (f ) 
develop a concentrated M.S. in 
technical teaching; (g) expand on- 
going summer-coordinated field ex- 
perience programs; (h) intensify ef- 
forts to upgrade vocational-techni- 
cal teachers already employed. 

2. In keeping with the philoso- 
phy of building multi-disciplinary 
strength, steps will be taken during 
1967-1971 to make selective im- 
provements in the areas of mathe- 
matics, science and social science. 
Also during this time, students 
should have a better exposure to 
the humanities. This is a need re- 
cognized at die better technological 
institutions in our country. 

During the 1972-1981 decade a 
need to develop more inter-disci- 
plinary majors related to the tradi- 
tional specialties, for example: phy- 
sics — electronics, biology — nutri- 
tion, speech — electronics — televi- 
sion — graphic arts probably will 
become more apparent. 

3. Stout has had a graduate 
school since 1935. During tire next 
five years the need to extend and 
expand the offerings is foreseen, but 
again, in terms of the traditional 
specialties, rather than distinctly 
new programs ( e.g. vocational eval- 
uation, educational media, safety 
education, family life, guidance and 
counselling, art and design, indus- 
trial management). 

Doctoral Program Possible 

An extension of the graduate pro- 
gram to include advanced training 
beyond the master's degree is per- 
ceived. At this writing Stout has 
awarded 1533 master's degrees to 
students coming from more than 
200 institutions. An immediate need 
is to develop a strong doctoral pro- 
gram in industrial-vocational-tech- 
nical education. No institution in 
Wisconsin offers such a program 
and the faculty of Stout is eminent- 
ly qualified to undertake such a 
development. During the 1970's a 
need and capability are seen to de- 
velop a similar doctoral program in 
the area of educational media, 

4. Presently no need is seen for 
any completely new professional 
fields and schools. Significant chang- 

Continued on Page 5 

Diamond Jubilee 
Theme Selected 

"Heritage and Horizon" has been 
selected as the theme for Stout State 
University's Diamond Jubilee cele- 
bration which will occur during the 
1987-68 school year. 

The observance, commemorating 
the university's 75th year of opera- 
tion, will begin at homecoming this 
coming fall and continue for a year. 
A planning committee is at work 
under the chairmanship of Dr. John 
Furlong, vice-president for univer- 
sity relations and development. 

The committee members include, 
in addition to Dr. Furlong, Mrs. 
Alyce Vanek (33), Dr. Dwight Ag- 
new, George Kinsler (53), Alumni 
Association president, Robert Erick- 
son (56), Ted Randolph, Menomo- 
nie Chamber of Commerce execu- 
tive, Dr. Edward Lowry, faculty 
representative; Charles Hammer, 
and Marilyn Remiker, student re- 
presentatives, James Covey (51), 
alumni representative; Chris Hov- 
land, Dunn County board repre- 
sentative; Lloyd Trent, director of 
development and alumni services; 
and Robert Phelps, director of edi- 
torial and information services. 

Tentatively, the committee is 
planning Diamond Jubilee obser- 
vances during homecoming 1967, 
and in the spring of 1968. 

The theme for the year-long cele- 
bration, "Heritage and Horizon," 
was contributed by Miss Carol Do- 
brunz, chairman of women's physi- 
cal education at Stout. 

Miss Carol Dobrunz, chairman of 
women's physical education at Stout, was 
winner of tire 75th anniversary theme con- 
test. She is shown receiving her award 
from President Micheels. 

50th Year Reunion 
Scheduled June 26 

Members of the class of 1917 will 
hold their 50th year class reunion on 
campus, Monday, June 26. 

Lloyd Trent, director of develop- 
ment and alumni services, reports 
that there are 72 members of the 
class for whom the alumni office has 
addresses. The class roll fists 232 
persons. Mr. Trent urged those 
members of the class who are on the 
mailing list to contact classmates 
who may not be and invite them to 
attend the reunion. 

Because of close friendships (and 
marriages ) that are formed between 
members of one class and that im- 
mediately preceding and following, 
members of the classes of 1916 and 
1918 are also being invited to this 

Though the program is not com- 
plete, Mr. Trent has announced that 
a reunion dinner will be held, facul- 
ty members and administrative of- 
ficers will be on hand to greet the 
alumni and a commentary on camp- . 
us developments will be presented. 

Foundation Forms 
Century Organization 

The Stout State University 
Foundation, lire, has formed an 
organization 'known as tire Century 
Club to encourage persons' inter- 
ested in the university's future to 
contribute funds and gifts. 

To be eligible for membership 
in the Century Club, a person must 
contribute $100 or its equivalent in 
securities or other property. The 
membership of the club now num- 
bers 121, of whom many are alumni. 

Each Century club member re- 
ceives a framed membership certi- 


The Stout Alumnus is the official pub- 
lication of the Alumni Association of 
Stout State University, Menomonie, Wis. 
It is published quarterly and entered at 
tire post office at Menomonie, Wis., as 
third class matter. 

George Kinsler, President 

Robert Erickson, Vice-President 

Lloyd Trent, Executive Sec. 

Robert Phelps, Editor 

The Stout Alumnus 

Page 3 

Campus Mews . . . 

Stout played host to some 150 
students who are interested in car- 
eers in college teaching at a Con- 
ference on Careers in Higher Edu- 
cation April 14 and 15. 

This was tire second consecutive 
year that the conference had been 
held here. It is an outgrowth of a 
program begun by the Johnson 
Foundation of Racine to encourage 
more young people to go into col- 
lege teaching. 

Although one of the keynote 
speakers — Dr. Robben Fleming, 
chancellor of the Madison campus 
of the University of Wisconsin, 
was unable to appear — the confer- 
ence went on as scheduled. Other- 
keynoters were Dr. Robert De- 
Zonia, newly-appointed director of 
the Wisconsin Association of Priv- 
ate Colleges; and Dr. Donald 
Makuen, dean of students at Ham- 
line University, St. Paul. 

Dr. Robert Swanson (49,50), 
dean of the graduate school at 
Stout, took over for Dr. Fleming 
and delivered the conference's 
opening address. 

# # # 

Another important conference 
was held on campus April 12, 13, 
and 14. It was a curriculum study 
conference designed to help devel- 
op the curriculum for Stout's irew 
graduate degree program in voca- 
tional evaluation. 

Eminent persons in the rehabili- 
tation field were present from a 
variety of locations. Dr. Paul Hoff- 
man, director of the counseling cen- 
ter, and Richard Longfellow, coor- 
dinator of the vocational evaluation 
program, were in charge. 

* * # 

More than 600 applications were 
received from persons who were 
interested in attending the NDEA 
institute in plastics for industrial 
education teachers which will be 
held here this summer. 

The selection committee had an 
almost impossible task in choosing 
25 participants and 25 alternates 
from that large group. The selec- 
tions have been made, however, 
and the institute will begin June 
17, under the direction of Dr. Ar- 

Lake Menomin 


, ] 


, 20 i 



I -'■' : 

J L 


,, I ______ 

a P, ! 1 


l_ -J L '-nfcL .. 







M i L" frj_ 



27 | 



_J L 







1. Harvey Hall 

2. Bowman Hall 

3. Fryklund Hall 

4. Ray Hall 

5. Pierce Library 

6. Physical Education Building 

7. Memorial Student Center 

8. Home Management House 

9. President's Residence 

10. Jeter-Tainter-Callahan Hall 

11. Eichelberger Hall 

12. Hovlid Hall 

13. Fleming Hall 

14. Child Study Center- 
IB. Nelson Field 

16. Married Student Housing 

17. Newman Center 

18. Wesley Foundation 

19. Lutheran Student Center 

20. Heating Plant 

21. Hansen-Keith-Milnes Hall 

22. Antrim-Frogatt-McCalmont 

23. Curran-Kranzusch-Tustison 

24. Residence Hall* 

25. Food Service Facility* 

26. Residence Hall* 

27. Parking Area* 

28. Science Building* 

29. Technology Building* 

30. Maintenance Building* 

31. Art Center 

* indicates completion in 1967 

m r 

Physical changes have abounded on the campus the last 10 years. The map above 
with the accompanying key shows the expansion southward. The science and technology 
buildings (numbers 28 and 29) are being delayed and will not be completed this year. 

nold C. Piersall, chairman of the 
department of wood technics. The 
institute is being supported by a 
$40,000 federal grant. 

# e # 

Visitors to the campus who 
haven't been here for several years 
say it is an entirely different place 
than it was at the beginning of the 
decade. It isn't really, but the ap- 
pearance has certainly changed. 

Since 1960, Fryklund Hall, the 
health and physical education build- 
ing, a heating plant, four new dor- 
mitories, and an addition to the stu- 
dent center have been built. The 
Natatorium has been demolished, 
and the entire area south of the 
Robert L. Pierce library has been 

By next fall, two more three-unit 
dormitories and a central food ser- 
vice will be in operation in the 
south campus area. In order to give 
an idea of how the campus now 

looks, we are including a keyed 
map in this issue of the Alumnus. 

# # # 

In these days of rapid change and 
expansion, it is impossible to keep 
up with all the staff changes that 
occur. Two, in particular, however, 
should be noted. Mr. Jack Ganze- 
miller has been appointed to the 
newly-created position of Director 
of Field Experience Programs. His 
assignment is to be over-all super- 
visor of non-teaching, off-campus 
internship or work programs which 
are part of a student's academic de- 
gree program. 

Ralph Callender has been ap- 
pointed acting chairman of the de- 
partment of industrial technology 
as Dr. Wesley Sommers continues 
his special assignment as assistant 
to the president for planning. 

# « # 

Parents' Weekend was held April 
21, 22, and 23. Hundreds of parents 

Page 4 

The Stout Alumnus 



Robert Swanson, graduate school dean, 
is shown here speaking at the confer- 
ence on careers in higher education. He 
delivered the keynote address. 

came to the campus to see where 
their sons or daughters live, study, 
play, eat, and hopefully learn much 
that will help them be effective in 
their future professional and per- 
sonal lives. 

Events included a welcome by 
President Micheels, campus tours, 
theater productions, an Interna- 
tional students talent show and a 
concert by the band and symphonic 

Student sentiment throughout the 
year has been vocal, and student 
opinions at Stout seem to be rough- 
ly in keeping with those expressed 
at larger universities. As yet, how- 
ever, student expression here has 
not reached tire protest level that 
it has at the University of Wiscon- 
sin, University of California and 
others which have been much in the 

A student-faculty group called 
the Society on Intellectual Freedom 
(SOIF) has formed and has served 
as the spearhead for several ac- 
tivities including the appearance of 
American Nazi Party Leader George 
Lincoln Rockwell and a movement 
to disband the campus speaker re- 
view committee. The latter action 
occurred after the committee re- 
fused to sanction tire appearance 
on campus of Poet Allan Ginsberg. 

A petition containing several 

hundred names and asking that the 
committee be over-ruled and Gins- 
berg be allowed to appear was pre- 
sented to President Micheels, The 
president said he would support 
the committee's decision. 

In an attempt to bridge the gap 
between student thought and that 
of faculty and administration — in 
other words, older people — the 

president has renewed his efforts 
to carry on a forum-type discussion 
session with students. Two of these 
meetings have been held with the 
president fielding questions from 
any students who had them. 

The president has suggested for 
the last several years that such ses- 
sions be formed, but previously 
they had not materialized, 

Alumni Notes 

1912 - 1930 

The alumni office recently re- 
ceived a letter and some half -cen- 
tury-old pictures from Mrs. Ger- 
trude Anderegg (12). Miss Ander- 
egg said she recalls the death of 
Senator Stout and the subsequent 
visit to Stout Institute of the legis- 
lative committee which was decid- 
ing whether the state should as- 
sume responsibility for the school. 
Miss Anderegg was in class when 
members of the committee came 
into the room on an inspection tour. 

H. H, Merrill (27) retired in May 
after 39 years in the Wisconsin 
Vocational School system. He had 
been a director for 26 years and at 
the time of his retirement was dir- 
ector of the Marinette Vocational, 
Technical and Adult School. 

Paul Marschner (30) has retired 
from teaching industrial arts in the 
Cincinnati public schools after 40 
years. He lives at 2318 Kemper 
Lane, Cincinnati. 

1931 - 1943 

Helen Chamberlin Braun (31) 
is program director of the YWCA 
at Neenah-Menasha. She was feat- 
ured in January in an article in the 
Appleton Post-Crescent. The article 
characterized Mrs. Braun as a "Jill- 
of-all-Trades" who has been asso- 
ciated with the "Y" in one capacity 
or another the last 10 years. Mrs. 
Braun considers one of her greatest 
accomplishments the spearheading 
of a drive to build a new "Family 
Y" in Neenah-Menasha. The project 
was scheduled for completion this 

W. C. Engebretson, who did 
graduate work at Stout in 1934, died 

January 19, in Honolulu, H. I. He 
was vice-president and chief en- 
gineer of Austin, Smith & Associ- 
ates, Inc., in Honolulu. 

Mr. Engebretson was born at 
New Auburn, Wis., in 1909 and was 
graduated from the University of 
Wisconsin before coming to Stout 
for graduate work. He was a fellow 
of tire American Society of Civil 
Engineers and a member of many 
other engineering groups and of 
Epsilon Pi Tau. 

Neal Blinkman (43) has been 
named vocational education coor- 
dinator for the Benton Harbor, 
Mich., school district. Neal had 
taught 11 years at Benton Harbor 
high school and before that had 
taught at Merrill, Wis., and St. Paul, 

1952 - 1959 

Wayne D. Coleman (52, 53) re- 
ceived a doctor of education de- 
gree in March at Colorado State 
College, Greeley. 

George Stephenson (53) of 
Galesburg, 111., has been named 
outstanding industrial arts instruc- 
tor in Illinois for 1966-67. George 
teaches at Churchill Junior High 
School in Galesburg. 



The Stout Alumnus 

Page 5 

Mrs. Pat Goodrich Christianson 
(58) was chairman of the Wash- 
ington Home Economics Associa- 
tion spring convention April 7, 8, 
and 9, at Wenatchee. One of her 
chief assistants was Flora Spinti 
Lehman (57, 65). 

Virgil James Schlough (59) re- 
ceived a master of business admin- 
istration degree in February from 
St. Louis University. 

Dale F. Wahl (59) has been 
named superintendent in the en- 
gineering department at the Spo- 
kane, Wash., casualty and and sure- 
ty division of Aetna Life & Casualty 

1962 - 1966 

Nancy Hoke Johnas ( 62 ) has ac- 
cepted an appointment for an in- 
ternship in hospital dietetics at 
Highland General Hospital, Oak- 
land, Calif. 

Airman 2/c David Boho (64) has 
been named outstanding airman in 
his unit at Keesler A.F.B., Missis- 
sippi. Boho, a radar repairman, was 
selected for his exemplary conduct 
and duty performance. 

Tom (64) and Joyce Ziegler 
Freiwald (65) and daughter, Wen- 
dy, are living in Bay City, Mich., 
where Tom teaches at Delta Col- 

James D. Blaskovich (65) has 
been promoted to private (pay 
grade E-2) on completion of basic 
combat training at Fort Dix, N. J. 
The promotion was awarded two 
months earlier than is customary 
under army policy providing incen- 
tive for outstanding trainees. 

Three recent Stout graduates are 
working in the fashion merchandis- 
ing field in the Twin Cities. Muriel 
Smith (66) is assistant buyer in 
fashion fabrics at Donaldsons. 
Kathryn (Kae) .Schultz Puff (65) 
is employed at Donaldsons South- 
dale store. Helen Haralsrud (65) is 
employed in the fashion field at 
Penney' s in Minneapolis, 






Lynette Ellis of Prairie du Chien and Jane Young of Freeport, 111., chat with Dr. 
Philip Ruehl during one of the alumni coffee hours held recently for graduating seniors. 
The coffee hours, sponsored by the Alumni association and planned by the university 
alumni relations committee, were held to introduce prospective June graduates to the 
alumni association. They were given a free one-year membership to the association. 

Alumni Club News 

Los Angeles 

Alumni in the Los Angeles area 
met for a social hour and dinner 
May 11, at the Rodger Young audi- 
torium. Richard Gebhart and 
Harlyn Misfeldt of the American 
Industry project faculty were on 
hand to relate current projects and 
happenings on die campus. Roger 
Haberman (41) was in charge of 
arrangements for the event. 

Continued from Page 2 

es are seen in traditional specialties. 
This may call for an administrative 
realignment as an improvement pro- 
cess rather than an introduction of 
something new or different. 

5. It is proposed that a new de- 
partment of extended services be 
created. The primary function of 
this department will be to provide 
services to Wisconsin's expanding 
program of vocational-technical ed- 

6. Stout will continue to extend 
and expand its program of applied 

research. (Grants have amounted 
to more than $500,000 during the 
past five years,) While the imme- 
diate focus will continue to be in 
the areas of vocational-technical 
teacher education, more and more 
research activities related to the ap- 
plied problems of industry are fore- 

7, Stout's commitment to the use 
and development of educational 
television is spelled out in terms of 
a five-phase approach to the utiliza- 
tion of closed circuit television as 
an integral part of the instructional 

Thus, Stout will continue to be 
different from tire other universities 
in the system but will complement 
their strengths, A rapidly-expand- 
ing program of inter-institutional 
cooperation in which Stout can pro- 
vide specialized services to the stu- 
dents of sister institutions and 
Stout's students can go to other 
campuses to obtain specialized in- 
struction not offered at Stout is 

Page 6 

The Stout Alumnus 

Sports . . . 

Basketballers Tie 
for Second Place 
in WSU Conference 

Stout roosted a 13-8 won-lost re- 
cord during the 1966-67 basketball 
season and finished in a tie for 
second place in the Wisconsin State 
University conference. Sharing the 

runnerup spot were La Crosse and 
Eau Claire. 

The season marked the close of a 
diree-year era in which the Blue- 
devils chalked one first-place finish 
and two second-place finishes in the 
conference. Three big reasons for 
the excellent three-year record were 
Mike Thompson, Jerry Kissman and 
Bryan Humphrey, three seniors who 
closed their playing careers this 

Between them Thompson and 
Kissman have virtually rewritten 
Stout's basketball record book. 
Thompson holds several career and 
single season scoring records, while 
Kissman's marks come primarily in 
the rebounding phase of the game. 

While he was seldom a starter, 
Humphrey was an inspiration to his 
team-mates and was the team's best 
free thrower with an 80 per cent 
accuracy mark. 

Remember Homecoming 1967 
October 5^ 6^ 7 

Coronation, Pep Rally, Parade, Game, Reunion Dinner 

Stout State University 
Menomonie, Wisconsin / 54751 

Non-Profit Organization 

U. S. Postage Paid 

Menomonie, Wisconsin 

Permit No. 3